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Art Contest

Did you know you can win big at the Stock Show without even owning livestock? The Stock Show Art Contest offers youth ages 5 to 18, who live in Texas, the chance to enter their original works of art depicting or expressing the culture of Texas and western environments.

- Teachers can win $5,000 for their classrooms!
- More than $80,000 will be given away in cash & scholarships to young talented artists
- ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: more than $16,000 has been added to our 3-D sculpting division
- Entering is FREE and each submission will receive two (2) one-day passes to gain admission to the FWSSR grounds
- The top 6 entries will be auctioned off at the Junior League Grand Entry Gala to increase their scholarship amounts
- Champion, Reserve Champion, 1st through 4th, and High School Classroom Champion will be invited to a one-day art workshop hosted by the Cowboy Artists of America during the 2023 FWSSR.
- Are you a teacher interested in bringing your students to the Cowboy Artists of America Exhibition & Sale in November? We are scheduling field trips for Wednesday, November 2, 2022. Please contact Jordan Simons at

Deadline for the 2023 art contest is nov. 12

Art entry deadline is 5:00 p.m., Saturday, November 12, 2022. No late entries accepted.
Art Entry Drop Off: The FWSSR office is located across the street from Cattle Barn 1 in the Will Rogers Memorial Complex, 3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Mailed Entry: Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, c/o Stock Show Art Contest, 3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107. NO ART ENTRIES WILL BE RETURNED BY MAIL.

CLICK HERE to contact Jordan Simons for more information or questions.


When creating works to enter, please take the following guidelines into consideration:
Traditional, abstract, realism, contemporary, or impressionism styles that depicts or expresses the culture of Texas and western environments, both contemporary and historical.
Some examples include but are not limited to:
  • Texas landscapes
  • Wildlife,
  • Livestock,
  • Agriculture & horticulture
  • Ranching and farming activities,
  • Iconic Fort Worth scenes
  • Legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
  • People and animals working and playing in everyday western environments

Deadline change coming for next years show! (2024)

Please note for the 2024 Art Contest the deadline date will change from November 12 to September 23, 2023.
The deadline date for the 2023 contest is still November 12.

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